The Japanese bronze maker is known for its high quality and attention to detail rendered in bronze, silver, and other precious materials. The exposure to the world's fair has showcased the Japanese skilled artisan in many different styles and categories. Naturalism and realism was the template to the Western taste during the Meiji period.
This is a fine example of a great horned owl in bronze depicted in naturalism. The okimono owl is perched on a gnarled branch preening itself. The casting is comprised of two parts: the branch and the owl's body. The patina is a dark russet color and is in excellent condition.
Early Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8" x 7" x 14 1/2" H